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OSCARS NOMINATIONS 2014

Gravity and Hustle edge out Slave

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Noted instrumentalist Md Yousuf Khan presents a raga on sarod at the Indira Gandhi Cultural Centre on Saturday. Yousuf Khan presented different ragas including kirwani, misra kafi and bhairavi at the programme. He was accompanied by Raju Chowdhury on tabla and Rezaul khan on tanpura. Noted instrumentalist Md Yousuf Khan presents a raga on sarod at the Indira Gandhi Cultural Centre on Saturday. Yousuf Khan presented different ragas including kirwani, misra kafi and bhairavi at the programme. He was accompanied by Raju Chowdhury on tabla and Rezaul khan on tanpura.

Steve McQueen’s slavery drama loses out with nine Oscar nominations to the 10 taken by David O Russell’s heist comedy and Alfonso Cuaron’s space thriller, reports The Guardian.
Gravity and American Hustle lead the pack heading into this year’s Oscars, earning 10 nominations apiece, ahead of Steve McQueen’s 12 Years a Slave, which came away with nine.
Today’s nominations suggest that the 2014 Academy Awards may see a similar three-way race as was witnessed at last Sunday’s Golden Globes, where McQueen’s film took best drama, while American Hustle went home with best musical or comedy and Gravity best director.
There was joy for Dallas Buyers Club, which as well as expected nominations in best actor and best supporting actor picked up best screenplay and best picture nominations, taking its final total to six. That’s the same as the number earned by Paul Greengrass’s Captain Phillips - despite that film missing out on best actor and director - and for Alexander Payne’s Nebraska.
Meanwhile, Martin Scorsese’s The Wolf of Wall Street and Spike Jonze’s Her both scored five nominations. Meryl Streep earned her 18th nomination for August: Osage County, but that film’s only other nod was for Julia Roberts in best supporting actress. The Weinstein Company’s other main runner and rider fared better: Philomena secured nominations for best picture, best actress (for Judi Dench), best adapted screenplay (Steve Coogan and Jeff Pope) and best original score (for Alexander Desplat).
Last year David O Russell was applauded for scoring acting nominations in every possible category for his cast (Silver Linings Playbook’s Jennifer Lawrence, Bradley Cooper, Robert De Niro and Jacqui Weaver). Twelve months on, he has repeated the trick, earning Cooper and Lawrence supporting nominations, alongside lead nods for American Hustle co-stars Christian Bale and Amy Adams.
Surprises in the list included Sandra Bullock, who had been seen as an outside contender in the best actress race for her role in Gravity, and Jonah Hill, who many tipped to miss out on the chance for a best supporting actor nomination
(for his work in The Wolf of Wall Street).




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